Le Club Accorhotels put up a special page to celebrate the Nyepi that is held in Bali between March 20 – 22, 2015.
If your Bali vacations usually consists of going out and having fun, you probably should about the island that weekend.
You can access Accor’s web page for this celebrations here.
Here’s the information on Accor about their hotel procedures on that day:
Nyepi, known as the “Day of Silence,” is an important religious event in Balinese Hindu culture and marks the celebration of the New Year in the Hindu Lunar calendar.
This 2015 year, Nyepi Day falls on Saturday, 21st March 2015 starting from 6 am until 6 am in the next day.
Normal activity in Bali will resume at 6 am on Sunday, 22nd March 2015.
A spectacular procedure of ceremonies, parades of “Ogoh-ogoh” (giant monster dolls) and gongs as well as other instruments occur on the Eve of Nyepi, followed by a day of total silence and seclusion.
During the Nyepi Day, the following rules (called Catur Brata Penyepian) will be implemented:
1. NO TRAVELING (AMATI LELUNGAN):
– Check-in and check-out will not be possible on Nyepi day.
Normal hotel activities will resume at 6 am on Sunday, 22nd March 2015.
– Ngurah Rai International Airport will be closed
– Nobody is allowed in the streets
2. NO FIRE OR LIGHTS (AMATI GENI):
– The lights will be dimmed inside
– There will be no outdoor lighting
– The cable TV programs will not available (some hotels will provide movies program to watch in the room)
3. NO WORK OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES (AMATI KARYA):
– No activities are allowed on the beach
4. NO HAVING FUN/MAKING NOISE (AMATI LELANGUAN):
– The Hindu Balinese fast during this day, however, the hotels are exceptionally exempt from this rule in order to serve the guests
– Trying not to laugh or speak loud even inside the hotels’ rooms.
It is the perfect time to retreat from the hectic world. Choose our hotels and start to experience this seclusion day.
This Nyepi day sounds interesting, if you were going to stay put on the hotel and not do anything (even watching news). If you prefer having more activities on that weekend, you probably should stay elsewhere.